8vo., nineteenth-century full leather binding, in red leather with elaborate, exceptionally fine gilt ornamentation to boards, inner and outer board edges and spine, the ornamentation derived from zodiacal, mystical and Orientalist emblemata, gilt page edges, recent marbled endpapers, pp. viii, 101, . Binding bumped and rubbed at extremities, heelband missing, slight abrasion and some discoloration to spine, browning to title page; otherwise a very good, tight, bright copy. V. scarce. Second edition, first also published in Rotterdam in 1712. Peter Friedrich Arpe (1682-1740) was a German lawyer, historian, legal and theological writer and connoisseur of clandestine literature, many of whose works were put on the Index of Prohibited Books. The book is a compendium of citations from ancient and contemporary literature pertaining to fate, fortune and providence. Text in Latin.
ARPE, Peter Friedrich (Petrus Fridericus Arpius), Theatrum Fati, sive notitia scriptorum de Providentia, Fortuna et Fato., Typis Nicolai Bos, 1716
Sorbière, Samuel de; Sprat, Dr. Thomas, A Voyage to England: Containing Many Things relating to the State of Learning, Religion, and Other Curiosities of the Kingdom; As also, Observations on the Fame Voyage, by Dr. Thomas Sprat, Fellow of the Royal Society, and now Lord Bishop of Rochester; With, A Letter of Monsieur Sorbiere’s Concerning the War between England and Holland in 1652, Printed and Sold by J. Woodward, 1709
MARSHALL, Joseph., Travels through Holland, Flanders, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Lapland, Russia, The Ukraine, and Poland, in the Years 1768, 1769, and 1770. In which is particularly Minuted. The Present State of Those Countries, Respecting their Agriculture, Population, Manufactures, Commerce, The Arts, and Useful Undertakings [3 vols.]., Printed for J. Almon, 1772